Myth #10

Livestock operations raise animals in harmful and inhumane ways.
  • Opponents say “Livestock producers subject their animals to inhumane living conditions.”
  • In truth, producers take good care of their animals because: a.) They like animals- that’s why they’re in this industry and b.) it is in their economic best interest to do so.  Neglect and harmful procedures do not help production.  Many practices criticized by activists are actually in the animals’ best interest. 
  • www.beefusa.org

Did you know that farrowing crates for production swine are actually used to protect piglets from being crushed to death?

 

Myths and Facts on Livestock Expansion Illinois

Myth #1
Livestock odors will cause asthma in my children (air quality)

Myth #2
Livestock operations will pollute my groundwater (water quality)

Myth #3
Antibiotic resistance is a result of modern livestock production.

Myth #4
Facilities don’t have established procedures or plans to avoid or handle spills, runoff, etc.

Myth #5
Use of manure in pivot irrigation spews the smell everywhere.

Myth #6
Toxic chemicals are emitted from livestock facilities. 

Myth #7
My property value will decrease if a livestock operation locates next to or near my property. 

Myth #8
Our local roads can’t handle the weight of the heavier trucks that livestock operations require.

Myth #9
Livestock operations dispose of dead animals in unsanitary ways.

Myth #10
Livestock operations raise animals in harmful and inhumane ways.